i've read a bunch here about drinking water and the
importance of having it. i carry some water most
everywhere i go. i have water stored here and at
the outpost and carry water in my vehicle, the
amount depending on where i plan on going.
i usually have at least a half a gallon in the truck
at all times. i usually have some of those pills
for disinfecting unclean water, but i prefer to
boil any suspect water, and most always have
some way with me to do so. i have tried some
of those straws where you suck water through
a filter, but that was awful slow and hard to do.
in fairness, this was more than 10 years ago, so
maybe they've improved since then. if i were
to depend on some kind of filtering something
that was affordable and lightweight i'd have to
get one of those sawyer squeeze do-dads. i
don't think i would want any more of those
straw things unless they were much improved.